Hospice Care

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SAGE Publications, Jul 20, 1992 - Social Science - 235 pages
The hospice has emerged in recent years as an important component of health care. In turn, the demand for adequately trained personnel has grown. The history and nature of hospice care are explored in this volume, which serves as an introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary for practitioners, counsellors and volunteers in this field.

The authors emphasize the non-medical role of the hospice which seeks to enable patients to live the final period of their lives with as much dignity and as little pain and suffering as possible. Topics covered include: organizational and policy issues; working with patients and their families; and grief and bereavement.

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Introduction to Hospice Care
Organizational and Policy Context
Communication and Assessment Skills in Hospice

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Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD, received his doctorate in Experimental Developmental Psychology from the University of Akron in 1975. After teaching at Hood College in Frederick, MD for three years, he joined the faculty at the University of North Texas, where he is now Regents Professor of Psychology. Dr. Hayslip is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and has held research grants from the National Institute on Aging, The Hilgenfeld Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His published research deals with cognitive processes in aging, interventions to enhance cognitive functioning in later life, personality-ability interrelationships in aged persons, grandparents who raise their grandchildren, grief and bereavement, hospice care, death anxiety, and mental health and aging.

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